The University of Massachusetts Amherst-based New Moms Wellness Study is recruiting pregnant women and new, breastfeeding moms for groundbreaking research into the impact of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables on breast cancer risk.
Five SPHHS faculty members have been promoted or granted tenure over the summer of 2019.
A UMass Amherst interdisciplinary research team has received a $3.1 million NIH grant to measure the impact of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables on the breast cancer risk of lactating women. In the unprecedented research, called the New Moms Wellness Study, environmental toxicologist Kathleen Arcaro, nutritionist Lindiwe Sibeko and cancer epidemiologist Susan Sturgeon will use breastmilk to assess whether eating at least eight to 10 daily servings of deeply pigmented and nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables reduces biomarkers of breast cancer risk.
Nutrition alumna Sharmin Hossain PhD ‘18 recently participated in the U.S. National Institute on Aging’s Butler-Williams Scholars Program, a weeklong program targeted toward emerging researchers interested in the topic of aging.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences has awarded six Summer PhD Fellowships for 2019. The awards provide support for PhD students in excellent standing to pursue their research and complete their dissertations during the summer months. Students received nominations by their faculty mentors with concurrence from their graduate program directors.
When students graduate from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at UMass Amherst they often do so with dreams of working at top medical centers and research facilities around the globe. For Nutrition alumna Ashley Kratovil ‘17, that dream came true.
Nutrition major Irene Gao recently served as panelist in a Special Topic Workshop on Student Mental Health during the 2019 Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) annual meeting held in Dublin, Ireland this past May.
Alumna Paloma Suarez, who received her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition in 2012 and her MPH degree in Community Health Education in 2015, recently received the 2019 New Hampshire Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NHAND) Outstanding Dietetic Student Award for her work as a dietetic intern at Keene State College in New Hampshire.
Alumna Carrie Forrest, who received her MPH in Nutrition from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2014, is the author of a new cookbook that combines healthy eating with the ease of Instant Pot® cooking.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences held its Senior Recognition Ceremony on Friday, May 10, 2019 in the Mullins Center on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus. The SPHHS ceremony recognized its undergraduate Class of 2019, which this year welcomed nearly 700 graduating seniors into its ranks.
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